Whether you’re trying to manifest more self-love, a vacation, or a new job, crystal grids can help! Crystal grids can be as simple or complex as you make them and a simple grid can be just as powerful at helping you manifest your goals as a complex one. Think of a crystal grid as your manifesting ally! It may not be the only tool you use to manifest your desires, but it can certainly help.
There are just a few necessary steps you need to follow to create a crystal grid. First, let’s briefly discuss why crystal grids work.
Why Crystal Grids Work
Crystals are formed from perfect geometric patterns and this is one reason why crystals are such a powerful healing tool! The perfect geometry within crystals makes them an ideal energy conduit and easily programmable. By placing several crystals in a repeating grid format, you will amplify their power. Using sacred geometry as a grid template for your crystals adds another layer of perfect geometric patterns to help better communicate your intentions.
If those reasons seem a little too out there for you, view crystal grids as a beautiful reminder of your intention. The most important part of manifesting your desires is visualizing what you want daily, and your crystal grid will serve as a reminder to do just that.
7 Steps to Create a Crystal Grid
1. Set an intention
Your intention for your grid is your starting place and will lay the foundation for everything else you choose for your grid. Get quiet and breathe for a few minutes so you can gain complete clarity about what it is you want. Don’t play small; you deserve everything you desire! Once you’ve set an intention for your grid, you can start selecting your grid format and crystals.
2. Select your grid format
Sacred geometry is an ideal format for crystal grids because it is symmetrical and each symbol carries unique energy that will help amplify your intention. To learn more about sacred geometry click here. Several different sacred geometry symbols can be used, here’s a list of the most common ones and the categories they’re best suited for:
- Vesica Piscis: Birth, femininity, sexuality, new beginnings, new projects
- Seed of Life: Inspiration, potential, chakras, creativity, growth
- Flower of Life: Community, connection, love, communication, partnerships, intuition
- Metatron’s Cube: Cleansing, clearing, balancing, energy, chakras, healing
- Sri Yantra: Balance, male energy, feminine energy, meditation, connection to source energy
3. Select your crystals
Now, the fun part! Let’s select your crystals. A pointed crystal will work well for the center stone, and tumbled crystals work well for the secondary crystals that will radiate around the center stone. You don’t need 50 crystals to have a grid that works. Even if you have one center stone and a handful of quartz, you can make an effective crystal grid. Clear quartz is your crystal grid bestie because it is ideal for all intentions, easily programmable, and super amplifying. I suggest using three different stones to strengthen your intention with the addition of five or more pieces of clear quartz.
A quick google search of “crystals to help with ________” will go a long way! However, here are some common crystals and the purposes they’re best suited for:
- Amethyst: Intuition, calm, peace
- Citrine: Abundance, joy, happiness
- Sodalite: Creativity, expression, communication
- Quartz: Balance, health, cleansing
- Rose Quartz: Self-love, compassion, friendship
- Carnelian: Sex, creativity, birth
- Green Aventurine: New beginnings, wealth, growth
4. Cleanse your tools and space
Cleanse your crystals, any other tools you’ll be using, and the space you’re creating your grid in. You don’t want any lingering bad juju playing a role in your manifesting! Cleanse with an herbal smoke of your choice like sage or palo santo, cleanse under the light of the full moon, or envision a bright white light cleansing your space and tools.
5. Set your grid up
You’ll want to place your center stone first. You can base your center stone selection off of a few things, like a stone that best matches your intentions, the largest stone, or a crystal you have a personal affinity for. Next, place your other stones radiating out around the center stone in a balanced format. As you place each stone visualize your end goal of what you’d like to manifest.
6. Activate your grid
Think of activating your grid as turning on the lights. You’ve set everything up, and now it’s show time! There’s more than one way to activate your grid. The simplest method is to close your eyes and imagine the energy of all of your crystal connecting and communicating your desires to the universe. To see more techniques and detailed information on activating your crystal grid click here.
7. Be present with your grid daily
Don’t just set it and forget it! Make sure to take a few quiet moments every day to connect with your grid. Connecting with your grid daily will allow you to visualize your desires and goals.
Leave your grid up for a complete moon cycle, or longer if you’d like. If it does start to attract dust give it a light clean to prevent the energy from stagnating. Find crystal grids for love and abundance in The Goddess Discovery Book and a free printable crystal grid template here.
Cassie Uhl is a published author, artist, intuitive, and founder of Zenned Out. She created Zenned Out in 2012 with the mission to build a brand that normalizes spirituality. In 2018 she self-published her popular and interactive Goddess Discovery Book series. In 2020 her writing and art became more mainstream with Understanding Auras, Understanding Crystals, and Understanding Chakras, published by The Quarto Group. Her writing style and art combine to help marry accessibility with deep spiritual topics. It is her goal to help others understand and live spiritual practices that can change the world. Inspired by her open-minded grandmother, Cassie has been meditating and working with her energy since her teenage years. She received her 200hr YTT in 2012 with a focus on breathwork. Now, her work focuses on energy work, journeying, mediumship, death midwifery, and healing through traditional Celtic shamanic practices.